Try doing Ornithology classes in sub zero temperatures. Students hate it, but this week has been good. This is only the second time we've included the winter season as part of the class. Last year it was Evening Grosbeaks and Red-breasted Nuthatches. This week we have Purple Finches and Tree Sparrows. I wouldn't say these birds are really rare for down here, but they are uncommon, and worth taking note.
ohio birds and biodiversity. Not only are his pictures better, he had thousands of birds. We have less than 100. So by no means am I trying to copy Jim's post in any way, I merely want people of Athens County to know, these birds are down here too!!
Jim found cracked corn to be an attractant to the birds he observed. Here we use something different. Though unintentional, freshly spread horse manure brought the birds in.